For Immediate Release – 6/13/17 - #333
Equestrian Releases 2017-2018 Schedule
LYNCHBURG, VA – Fresh off one of the most successful seasons in program history, the Randolph College equestrian team released its competitive schedule on Tuesday. The WildCats as a team will compete in three different forms of competition throughout the year-long schedule.
The 'Cats begin the slate in the Tournament of Champions Series. The series features four shows east of the Mississippi and features some of the best teams in the country. Last year, the WildCats finished as Reserve Champions, their highest finish. The first show will come at Randolph on September 16. It will be the third time in five years that the 'Cats have hosted the Preseason Tournament of Champions.
The following weekend, the WildCats will begin their quest to defend their Zone 4 Region 2 title, as Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) action begins that Saturday. Once again, Randolph will play host to the first of the nine regional shows. It will also be the first of four that will take place during the first semester.
After those four shows, the 'Cats will return TOC action, competing in the Holiday TOC and Winter TOC on both sides of the winter break. February will once again be packed with IHSA action, but this year, the finale has been moved to March, easing the load a little bit. However, the day after the final team show of the regional season, the individuals will compete on March 25 in the Zone 4 Region 2 Championships.
On March 30, the team will compete in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championships, which will be hosted by Lynchburg College. The Zone 4 Championships will be hosted by Virginia Tech University on April 7, and those fortunate enough to qualify, will ride at the IHSA Nationals in Harrisburg, PA during the first week of May.
At this time, only team competitions (with the exception of the regional championships) have been released. For the full schedule go to http://www.randolphwildcats.com/sports/riding/2017-18/schedule.